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Windy, wet fall weather leads to flood risk
Windy, wet fall weather leads to flood risk

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—  Public Works employees are asking residents to keep an eye on storm drains, which may become clogged in light of recent weather.

The strong winds have stripped many trees of leaves, creating piles along streets which may block drains.  The recent heavy rains also add to the issue, causing water to pond.  Residents are asked to help by brushing leaves away from drains.  If you see a clogged drain, you can also call the Public Works Department at (616) 940-4817.

City crews are working on picking up leaf loads as quickly as possible.